12. Dallas Mavericks

Record: 23 - 20
Last Week's Rank: 10
Last Week's Results: L @ Oklahoma City 91-95, (Mon); W vs. New York 95-85, (Tue); L @ Phoenix 94-96, (Thu); L @ Sacramento 97-110, (Fri); L @ Golden State 87-111, (Sat)
This Week: vs. Washington, Tuesday (3/13); vs. Charlotte, Thursday (3/15); vs. San Antonio, Saturday (3/17)

OK, it's officially time to panic in Dallas. The Mavs have lost eight of their last ten games and fallen to the eighth spot in the West. Dirk and Co. have been able to climb out of rough patches so far this season, but the compressed schedule might have the geezer squad gassed. If the flat-lining defending champs drop games to either the Wizards or Bobcats to start this week, it'll be time to bust out a defibrillator.—Sean Evans

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